A Private Consultancy is when a UTAS employee elects to perform a consultancy activity undertaken in their private capacity and in their own time (the University is not involved in the consultancy in any way).
The contractual arrangement is between the individual (staff member) and the party seeking the service and is entirely independent of the University.
For those employees who elect to perform a Private Consultancy, the employee must not:
1.Represent themselves as a UTAS employee during the Private Consultancy;
2.Use University facilities, space, resources, intellectual property or infrastructure (including UTAS email and internet access, UTAS title, letterhead, crest, business cards or UTAS corporate systems etc); or
3.Undertake a Private Consultancy that creates a conflict of interest with their duties as a UTAS employee.
Employees undertaking Private Consultancy activity are not covered by University insurances (personal liability insurance and indemnity insurance), are required to manage their own financial and tax implications and are not entitled to access UTAS ethics approval services.
Private Consultancy – Statutory Declaration
Employees with a 0.8 FTE or greater appointment who undertaking Private Consultancy activity must provide the Head of School and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) with a signed statutory declaration for each private consultancy conducted.
Please complete the attached Private Consultancy – Statutory Declaration form.
Authorised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
27 February, 2012